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♪ >> ♪ >> ahh, just an astounding night at festival of the families, a aretha franklin, andre bocelli and philadelphia orchestra just some of the big names a appearing on that stage. we will have more on the performances and pontiff's message at last night's event. meantime workers have been
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busy transforming stage in the alter to get ready for another historic event, a mass in front of the hundreds of thousands perhaps even millions, on the ben franklin parkway. it is all part of the day to second of what has been a busy schedule for the pope since a arriving in philadelphia over 20 hours ago. we hope he is getting those last bits of sleep before another jammed packed day of event. we are keeping him busy for sure. today is sunday september 27th, glad you are with us i'm nicole brewer. >> i'm quarter von tiehl. we are live at the ben franklin park because. you mentioned those crews transforming stage you can still them still at work doing a terrific job. ben franklin parkway i got to tell you, they have done a terrific job these sanitation crews cleaning the the street getting garbage out of the way and wiping them down. they look brand new ready to start crowds to start filling that parkway for mass this afternoon at 4:00 p.m. quiet right now but again you want to get here early trying to get through security because it will be busy.
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again, a live look at the parkway, now the the pope certainly has a full schedule getting through last bits of sleep, nicole, he will need it today. at 9:00 satisfaction will meet with seminarians and bishops at saint charles borromeo at wynnewood. then at the 11:00 he will visit curran-fromhold correctional facility at northeast philadelphia this is what we have been counting down to, looking forward to pope francis returning here to the parkway to celebrate mass. the it all wraps up at 8:00w whirlwind tour of the united states is over and he departs for rome. now he has a busy first day yesterday touching down at philadelphia international the airport. he had a really important message he wanted to share at independent hall. he stressed the importance of families. said that they bring truth, goodness, and beauty to the world. >> family is like a factory of hope, it is the factory of
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rest recollection. >> good opened this possibility and child i would like... >> the pope also stressed the families need not only care for their children but also for the grandparents in the family. the holy father a's remarks capped a vatican sponsored conference have of the world meeting of families. that is the the big event that drew him to first to philadelphia. >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> just one of the so many beautiful performances last night, the evening featuring just a line up of a listers, opera legend andre bocelli a
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accompanied by the philadelphia orchestra and now we got funky, queen of soul aretha franklin she performed amazing grace, just an incredible voice but crowd went wild for this young man 14 year old bobby hill, no, you did not miss out on the new pop sensation this member of the keystone boy choir performed acapella and this really got the audience going and they took notice. an incredible night of events and exciting day ahead for the the pontiff. nicole, now back inside to you. >> wow, his voice, first i was hearing it because i was asleep last night. what a angelic voice, we will look forward to more coverage from the parkway. the in the meantime we are hoping for a good day all around, weather-wise, and the traffic. >> yeah, traffic is looking like a ghost town, that is the only thing while the road are close down but we will have have more updates coming up in a bit. >> next question, will they be opened for work tomorrow. >> that is the question. >> let me just tell you we have an assist from the
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heavens on the weather. >> yes. >> we were talking about this. this low pressure system would stay to the south. it looks like at worse we may see spring also this afternoon, rain for some other folks. will big man upstairs is hearing your prayers. fantastic. let look at future win. this is 2:00 p.m. the what the win gusts are expect to be. check out down shore upward of 20 miles an hour. as we get in the midnight hours still that win is kicking. that breezy condition will be with us throughout the day everyone. it will feel cooler, then the numbers suggest. much like yesterday but again, good news is we're not talking about rain just a few you sprinkles possibly. you can see temperatures in the lower 70's throughout the day for different meeting is here at correctional facility and papal mass, probably about 73 degrees but remember with that breeze this after afternoon so bun will up. 60 degrees currently in center city. you can see wind ten to 12 miles an hour. is there our low pressure system staying to the south. i like that. it can hang out. we will take it on monday when we get all these visitors out
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of town. high of 75 in philadelphia meisha, i have to say it is so odd to look at the road walking around down in center city. >> it gives you this weird, erie but beautiful feeling. it is because we all necessity what this this is for so that makes that feeling feeltive rent. it is a very beautiful thing. here's the view of the parkway crews are setting up the stage for the pope. he will give closing mass here for world meeting of families. look at the this how beautiful it is. road are all clear, closed down, nice you and this is what is taking place out there. it is a real arely nice visual. here's the vine running through center city from 95 to the schuylkill. you can see flashing lights, and a little will will bit of activity, maybe authorized vehicles we have going on but you can see very quiet here. also, so empty here, broad street and spring garden, obviously closed. you can see people walking around, but it is a beautiful
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morning on this sunday. erika, back to you. the stage may convert into an alter and we want to get more information on that. these crews are terrific making this possible. lets check with "eyewitness news" reporter justin finch at the parkway with the details on that, good morning. >> erika, good morning. that stage, of course, is being set right now for today's papal mass, perhaps the event of the weekend and last night that stage was looking very different, when it looks the focus of the festival of the families. take a look, pope francis seemed amused as he watched famous performers take the mike and listened to stories of families from around the world. each speaking of how their family's faith and strength brought them through permanent challenges. then that voice, the the flawless voice of philadelphia 14 year-old bobby hill of the cities andorra section, no surprise, he is in the keystone state boys choir or that the pope like what he heard. the pope was serenaded by the
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queen herself aretha franklin whose rendition of amazing grace had him clapping and smiling. andre bocelli and other talents wowed the crowds. master of ceremonies actor mark wahlberg, more famous for his edgey rolls, wahlberg also toll the pope and audience he is also a believer in family and faith. >> i feel most blessed today being on stage today with the holy father and here with my fellow christians. i truly feel like today i can do anything. i attribute all of my success to my catholic faith. >> reporter: looking now over that stage, the the carpet appears to be going down. that mass starts at 4:00 o'clock on the parkway to get a seat there you will need a very hot ticket here in philadelphia a a to have a seat to be close to the pope because we know there will be overflow along the the parkway, the city now bracing for upward of a million people, erika, back over to
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you. all been looking forward to, thanks very much. i know you were out and about in center city, and what is so neat we are meeting great folks from different parts of the u.s. who gathered here to philadelphia to see pope francis. "eyewitness news" met up with great people with interesting stories. corky will alexander he hitchhike all the way from washington state, how about that, also, there was a newlywed in their wedding a tire, wearing a dress and everything. they stood out from the crowd to say the least. >> it has been great. it has been so much fun. everybody is like want to take pictures with us. there is a little girl on a princess. >> that is just so sweet. crowd, coming from many different countries, different faiths but everyone here because of that mutual love of this great man the holy father. now we spoke about, of course, party on the parkway before that though. pope francis spoke to tens of
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thousands of people at independent hall and he really touched on hot button topics, everything from racism to immigration. "eyewitness news" reporter charlotte huffman joins us at independent mall with more on that speech, charlotte. >> reporter: it is really quiet now but it was such a different scene about 12 hours ago, when pope francis, at age 78, just completely reenergized this city and independent hall. now it all started with the holy father's parade around independent hall where traditional pope francis style we saw the people's pope stop to kiss and bless children before finally a arriving here at the the historic independent hall a place that became a symbol of our country hundreds of years ago when the the declaration of independent and the constitution were a adopted and yesterday, another chapter in the history books as this american landmark welcomed pope francis. upon arriving he was presented with the 5-foot cross, symbol of the hispanic community and it was fit ago this pope
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francis address the crowd of dignitaries and ticketed faithful in spanish speaking about immigration and using same lectern and ham lincoln used in the get is address. he had this message for immigrants. >> do the not be discouraged by whatever challenges and hardships you face. i ask you not to for get, like those who came here before you, you bring many gifts to this nation. >> it was just amazing. it was something, no word i can say to explain how happy i feel. >> i got to sit right up front, so it was so incredible to see him in person. >> people seemed to soak up every word he had had to say,
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about 40,000 people filled this area behind me yesterday afternoon and there is no doubt they all left inspired. for now back to you. >> such a powerful speaker, charlotte, thank you very much. we want to head back inside to our nicole brewer where we are live all morning long and all throughout the day but right new let's head back to the studio. >> erika, thank you. good morning. pope francis as we said waking up at saint charles borromeo seminary in wynnewood this morning to start another jammed pack day that is just how he rolled, one place to catch a glimpse of the pope was city avenue, people of all faiths gathering on both side up and down the street as pontiff's motorcade traveled to his home for the weekend. many were moved just by his presence. >> even though it is just a quick second that you have that encounter, it is enough. >> it restores your faith. it restores your faith in the country and people.
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>> that is a beautiful thing. pontiff return home with the crowds still lining city avenue in the dark there all to get one last glimpse. >> in addition to the massive crowd, 150 seminarians cheered as holy father arrived in his fiat yesterday in wynnewood. they sang a song they are considered their anthem. all while posing with photos with the pope. pope francis first stop after landing in philadelphia was cathedral basilica of st. peter and paul. >> ♪ >> ♪ >> that is where the the pope celebrated mass with roughly 1600 faithful, during his homily the the pontiff invoked the name of the philadelphia's saint katherine drexel asking what about you? there he challenge those to strengthen their churches and their community through the faith. >> this does not mean relinquishing the spiritual authority with which we have
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been entrusted but rather it means discerning and employing wisely the many fold gifts which the spirit pours out upon the church. >> pope francis called on the church to place a higher value on life. pope is known for his responsibility, and one of the first unscripted moments in philadelphia happened at the airport. before leaving the the tarmac there the the pope got out of the car to bless ten year-old michael keithing who had cerebral palsy, up is an important moment of his trip. while mike am's family a says his disorder took his built to speak or move, they say he felt something very special at that moment. >> the fact that the pope, kissed him on the head and blessed him is something i would have never imagine possible for any of my children. >> he looked up to him and he just started smiling. >> to see this their emotion was the same as mine, and they took it for what it was, and
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just, they are going to remember this. >> just a very emotion aal moment. other people welcome the pope on his historic arrival including governor tom wolf, mayor michael nutter and police commissioner charles ramsey. 6:15. there is much more ahead on "eyewitness news" including a check of the forecast, kyla. >> if you are heading outside for papal mass we will get you weather ready and we will talk burr seven day forecast, nicole. this is a look at eyewitness cam video. if you are taking septa in or out of the city this is what you can expect big crowd on the rails as you can imagine, our meisha johnson has what you need to know coming up next. also pope francis trending, no surprise there, how social media is helping connect the world during pontiff's stay here in philadelphia. but first here's another look at the the parkway where people are starting to gather for today's historic mass. a as we go to break more sound from last night's festival of the families.
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>> let's take a listen... >> ♪ >> ♪ the >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> just heard that beautiful performance by bobby hill, the 14 years old who received thunder us applause during the festival of families. mc mark wahlberg says hill, a member of the keystone state boys choir by the way, has the the voice of an angel, and i could not agree more. i heard that voice. i just stopped in my tracks. >> there is something so beautiful about the voice of the child in general. >> very sure. >> and then someone given that
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gift and it is pure sound. >> just beautiful. >> yes, you could feel positive energy and thankfully the weather is looking nice too. >> yes. >> we all sensed energy in that direction. >> so, we are going to have rain on monday. but we are so happy that this is holding off for today and international media, all of those folks walking, coming from all over the the place, will be dry. >> yes. >> you might get a few sprinkles. >> we can handle that. >> exactly. >> but temperatures will be cool today, everybody. at best we will see a high of 75. we can see those throughout our day to day. it will be chilly. we have breeze to contend with again. that makes it feel cooler. so just be advised keep those layers on, and be prepared for it. take a live look at storm scan three to see how close that moisture is to us but it will give us a break for the day-to-day. that is our low pressure system to the south that has tracked in, just sitting up,
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just shy of the being a problem for philadelphia, current wind right now at 12 miles an hour in philadelphia down the shore at 11 miles an hour in wildwood. that will be our biggest problem today. as we go through future weather here's 5:00 p.m. and it is included cover. we were watching that moisture track in and it does try to track in as we can see a few sprinkles at 11:00 p.m. tonight. monday we will see more moisture, start to head our way so that is why you need that umbrella walking out the door. it is all about this easterly flow today. all this wind pushing on shore, current temperature 60 in philadelphia. sixty-three atlantic city. chill any mount pocono. 48 degrees. good morning to you. all that pushing toward the shore means we will can sea water piling up in our shoreline communities today. the be advised we are under a coastal flood advisory until 1:00 a.m. minor flooding is possible. the heads up there down the shore gusty wind up to 25 miles an hour, beach erosion, rough surf certainly we are dealing with minor coast aal flooding possibilities. i wanted to mention that
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tonight is also the the super moon, and the the super lunar eclipse, we don't usually get these happening at the same time. we will have cloud. i don't know if you will get a good view. it will be 17 percent brighter. you might see it tonight. ten or 11:00, to 11:23. get your pictures send them to me or tweet me. seventy-five for your high, breezy and cloudy, we have a northeast wind tonight. 60 degrees. cloudy and cool as we head toward our monday, when we can see those showers popping in as we get in the afternoon. carries over into tuesday. look the a the warm up there 79, 80 degrees. don't get used to it, skies lah. >> do you see those upper 60's. >> i sure do. >> but, right there, good morning everyone, happy sunday to you. what a beautiful feeling it is, here, in the the city of philadelphia. ill will's tell you that. so as we know lots of people are relying on public transit to get them in the city. this is eyewitness cam video from septa's broad and spring garden line last night as festival of families ended.
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you can see a lot of activity, a a lot of people moving around trying to get to the same place, trying to take septa and it gets busy. the just make note of that as we progress into today because we will see people going to the same place too and trying to get out of at the same time. give yourself a couple extra minutes. we know how that goes. thinks a very special moment inn died. it is easy to say we don't know if people care if they are late, their mind is in a different place, right. here's reminders, 18 stations are opened. service in to center city is between 5:30 a.m. which is now past us until noon and then out at 5:30 p.m., and the last one at 12:30 a.m. prohibited items on the transit, this is that, bicycles, animals, service animals allowed on the transit, and the trains and trolleys. you must depart at the same station you arrived at and septa's airport line is running with hourly services. for those who need to know around this, just make note,
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that you know that. also one more thing the pope is at the the seminary and will be meeting with bishops at 9:30 a.m. because that city avenue is closed. we will take a quick break, cbs-3 "eyewitness news" will
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by switching to progressive. that was me, mom. [ laugh ] i thought you said, "that was me, mom." [ laughter ] welcome back when it comes to social media we have been getting a a huge response on line, in fact, cbs philly pope trending here in philadelphia. take a look at the pictures that are coming in. this is septa transit the police chief tom nestle,
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posing with the nun here and has the height advantage. he says put your hand together. yes, sister. you a saw this group from saint a joe's, a jesuit school celebrating a jesuit pope. so nice to see them in full force yesterday. another one from mike dinardo from kyw news radio. he sent this picture from patco train, not a sight you see every day, car filled with nuns. how cute is that? i love that. speaking of the habit, these sisters celebrating on the parkway. check out the the sun visors, okay, they are doing it the upright here. another group of visitors here this morning, all smiles, as they show off our hashtag which, it is cbs philly pope, let's get it trending. we have to mention philadelphia's finest out in full force this weekend. this is officer troy brown who has had enough coffee so he is moving to the hard stuff, folks. we have mountain due, pepsi and youhoo. pretty hilarious stuff here, check out these papal party hats, if you will, they took
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good morning, i'm nicole brewer. >> i'm erika von tiehl. we are so excited for this big papal mass this afternoon. while you are perhaps sleeping overnight all these crew members were out converting the papal stage to an alter where at 4:00 p.m. pope francis will celebrate mass. we hope he is resting. he spent the night at saint charles seminar any wynnewood. he is an early reiser and hopefully resting up because he has a busy schedule. today at 11:00 the pope will visit curran-fromhold correctional facility in northeast philadelphia dozens of select priests and inmates will meet pope francis in person. staff and friend and family of victims will meet the pope.
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security will be very tight. this is philadelphia's largest prison. we know pope likes to go off script. really making sure everything is safe there for him. the grand finally, we have been counting down to for months now is the papal mass taking place, right here later on today at 4:00 p.m. can't wait for this. so many people in town just for this very special occasion. now last night, again, packed schedule for pope francis. pope enchanted crowds on the parkway for the end of the world meeting of families, as you can see there, the the pope waves thousands of people lined up very early in the morning just to catch a glimpse of him and this is, of course, as the philadelphia orchestra played. pope francis delivered a message of brotherly love and sisterly affection to wrap up a spectacular, historic day and night his first full day here in philadelphia. much more to come today before he is brought back to rome. what a whirlwind. nicole, back to you. >> quite a week even, thank you. with this papal visit the all eyes are on the forecast and any potential, traffic
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problems out there, kyla grogan and meisha johnson are keeping an eye on things this morning. we know there was a divine intervention when it comes to this forecast because we're in the clear for the most part, right. >> you know what, we still have some moisture very close to us, we could see some sprinkles but good news is the the setup of this is going to give us a break and boy, i think we're all very thankful for that. so if the pope had anything to do with it, put in a good word, we say thank you. i want to take a look at your neighborhood network and looking at the temperatures around. we are relatively cool as we head in the morning here. fifty-three hamilton. broomall 57. cinnaminson about 57 degrees for you as well looking live right now, you can see that cloud cover. taking a look at philadelphia we have cloud. this is why i'm saying this is clouds, and how close it is. it is off to the south and west.
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it looks like we are fine. we will have cloudy skies. we will be gusty out there, breezy. take a sweater and jacket, and be prepared for it. we will see that cloudy weather stick with us and we do warm up, we will see a high of 79. monies when i would have the umbrella with you as well as tuesday. we will look at your seven day forecast when we come back but for now lets head over to meisha where everybody is talking about this, when do roads opened again, all of the closures, so odd to see the city the the way it is right now, right. >> it is, kyla. it is a beautiful, erie feeling ape take a look at this. this is what i'm talking about. this is ben franklin bridge. let me show you, it opens tomorrow at noon, obviously all closed down. we are talking about beautiful things, aren't we. beautiful weather. it could be windy. the that is okay. we will get a lot of people in one place. this is a look at the the traffic box. within the green line that the
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red zone, this is where you'll have to go through metal detectors from the art museum area to 12th street. reminder for those taking septa 18 stations are open. services in center city started 59:30 a.m. and goes until noon and out at 5:30 p.m., last one is at 12:30 a.m. prohibited items on the trains and trolleys you can see them here by sickles, animals, service animals allowed. items larger than your lap are prohibited and must depart at the the same station you arrived at and septa's airport line is running with powerly service. i will have another update coming up in with 15 minutes. erika, over to you. a lot of people will be using septa to get the right here to the ben franklin parkway later today for this very special mass at 4:00 p.m. you can see the stage is being converted into this beautiful alter. our alexandria hoff joins us on the park which with more on how everyone is getting ready for this big event, good morning.
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>> reporter: good morning, erika. transformation has taken place from last night to right now as most spiritual and physical. i just heard a man who, like so many others, waking up inside of the sleeping bag. he looked up and aid why is the the street wet that is a massive street clean up. any debris left over from last night is completely gone. main transformation that is taken place, erika as you mentioned a as the papal stage. crews work overnight to set up what will be used as an alter during his 4:00 p.m. mass. here's it will be held to the public. now this is the reason why so many people have made a pilgrimage to the parkway. they want to worship alongside the holy father. this is why so many have have been okay with sleeping out here on the parkway, in the cold overnight, for many of them, this is the second night, they have done that. so while all that energy from yesterday, i feel like it has taken it to the the point at a calm this morning. a peaceful calm but there is so many energy from the crowd
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last night. we had great performances. there was andre bocelli, a aretha frankly, they completely rocked this crowd. it ended with fire works last night. it is what every would be one is talking about. this morning, i did speak with the priest and he said despite all that happened last night there is a focal point here and that is that everyone came out here for a reason. everyone had a reason that they wanted to see that one man and that one man was the holy father. i have two friend over here, they have made quite the journey and they are waking up from another journey, which is pretty much sleeping out here on cardboard. guys, tell me what made it so important to come out here and to sleep on the parkway, did that add to your experience. >> of course, definitely. we just needed to come. we needed to see religious leader. we had had to. it is one in a lifetime opportunity we had to take. >> reporter: was there anything in particular that he
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said, or any guess tour that he made that touched you yesterday, that made you feel like you wanted to be front row today. >> we were actually front row at independent hall, we were to get free tickets. yesterday we were completely blessed for that opportunity and when he was talking about immigration and how we are all children of the lord and how we are just one people and that was amazing. >> so true. what you have done here is part of the pilgrimage, suffering through it in a way and that is something he has spoken to a lot. thank you for being with us. we will be out here rest of the morning and for right now reporting live from the ben franklin parkway i'm alexandria hoff for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". >> so many incredible stories for this special event, thanks very much. if you are not sleeping outside on the parkway a a lot of folks will be taking septa to get here to the the 4:00 p.m. mess. i want to check with kim that bucks county cornwells heights station with more on that, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, erika. it is slow but steady number
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of people arriving at cornwells heights train station by car or shuttle bus right now and the trains are leaving every half an hour. i spoke a little while ago with marry louise thomas of langhorne and she was with her three sisters and other friend and this is the second day being a taking septa down to papal activities on the park way. >> that will not fire. what she said was that yesterday they took septa and it was beautiful. they got on the train. took them right in center city. they had a lovely day. they boarded after the concert and it was seem less. perfectly seem less. in the trouble at all. today they expect the same thing and they are going to be down there all day until after the mass and head back, again. septa a says just about 700 people used the train station yesterday here, at cornwells heights and they expected double that today. live from corn wells heights
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station for cbs-3 i'm kim globes for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". >> expect even more today. nicole, now back inside to you. erika, thanks very much. religious highlight of the day was pope's first stop which was mass at the the cathedral basilica of saints peter and paul in center city. "eyewitness news" reporter pat ciarrocchi shows us pope francis had a message just perfect for the city of philadelphia. >> reporter: cheers could be heard for blocks outside the cathedral basilica of saints peter and paul as pope francis waved and stepped inside inside as the the organ played and choir sang, the the crowd lifted dozens of smart phones to capture this powerful moment, when philadelphia catholic history. in his homely the holy father invoked philadelphia's katherine drexel, turn of the
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century heiress who had a faithful meeting with pope leo the 13th about the poor. >> the pope, he was a very wise pope, asked her pointedly what about you? what are you going to do? those words changed catherine's life because they reminded her that in the end every christian man and woman by virtue of baptist many has received a mission. >> pope francis called on the church to do the same and hardness the the energy of the young. >> how many young people in our parishes, and schools, have the the same high ideals, generosity of spirit and love for christ and the church. i ask you do we challenge
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them. >> reporter: he also made special mention of women. >> in a particular way, it means valuing the immense contributions which women, lay and religious, have made and continue to make. >> as the pontiff finished, his homily the sanctuary rang with applause as gift from philadelphia a, back to the holy father. just as the mass is closing archbishop charles chaput made a joke that philadelphia might consider a name change. >> this is a city that would change its name to francis ville to today. >> reporter: then mass ended, pope francis pause todd give blessings to the young and the disable, living the words he, himself had just even: with the pope in philadelphia, pat ciarrocchi, cbs-3 "eyewitness news". so beautiful.
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6:42. much more still to come on this special addition of "eyewitness news". we will will show you, how ben franklin bridge was transform in the pedestrian walkway. hear from the faithful who made that pilgrimage from new jersey when we came right you forgot the milk! that's lactaid. right. 100% real milk, just without the lactose. so you can drink all you want... ...with no discomfort?
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back here live on the ben franklin parkway, and this weekend security is tight, and
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pope francis is in town. while the security lines, some are getting a little bit long but people seem to be in good spirits bit. many of these folks having to wait in line for a little bit of time here to get through some airport security type of checkpoints and metal detectors as well. fortunately looking down, folks wore comfortable shoes as they knew it might take a while. for many smooth sailing and lines weren't too long. >> we don't mind waiting, if there is a higher purpose and when you have that higher purpose you don't mind waiting, hours and hours. not bad at all. >> great way to say that. if you are heading out to the parkway today the earlier you head out, i'm telling you, the shorter the security line will be. pack the the patients. keep a smile on your face, bring some water, you will get through it and find a spot, i promise. a lot of folks have been walking across ben franklin bridge from camden this was a huge part of the plan shutting
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down ben franklin bridge to vehicle traffic. our cleve bryan has the the story of some folks making that incredible journey. >> ♪ >> reporter: pilgrims, passing through camden traveling from places near. >> just right down the road here. >> reporter: and far. >> i came over from qualm. >> in the name of my country is right here, a small, beautiful country, and they love the pope. >> reporter: checking in at the base of the now closed ben franklin bridge they were greeted with bottles of water, t-shirts and gospel tracks to ponder. >> great opportunity, it is a mile and a half to get on the other side of the bridge, give them something to read, they can learn what they say the pope. >> reporter: for this woman it is a walk of confirming things. >> my family tells me, i will meet jesus. >> reporter: others wondering if the spiritual experience awaits. >> that is what we're here to find out. i hear a lot about the buzz. >> i'm not a spiritual personally haven't been to
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church in a while, don't tell anyone. >> reporter: it is a once in a lifetime experience. >> it is a lot going on but i hope at least the people there will give them a sense of how great of an experience this is. >> reporter: some began in a long bus ride like these students from michigan. >> i feel like we're part of the experience of just the hope, energy, and the love that i feel pope francis brings and he inspires us all to do. >> reporter: that inspiration manifest is something most of us could never imagine, an international worship service on the ben franklin bridge. >> we love him. he is promoting peace, mercy. >> reporter: it is called the gateway to the pope and in all officials estimate about 15,000 people took patco and another 2,000 or more, walked across the bridge on saturday and they anticipate even more on sunday. in camden, i'm cleve bryan, cbs-3 "eyewitness news". and the west part, all of
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those children probably will stay dry today. a lot of people on foot today. it is windy, breezy, just like everybody, yesterday, it is cool as well. as we look at the different events that the pope will be going to. 67 degrees. by 11:00 a.m. 72 at the correctional facility. papal mass, windy about 73 degrees. be prepared if you are outside for long stretches of time. wind breaker is a good idea today. live look at storm scan three, boy, boy, that rain is close isn't it. the that is why we could see a few sprinkles, bigger picture of the low pressure system that is giving us the blues the past few days. looking at future weather, you can see how it works out, at 4:00 p.m., cloud cover it looks like all that moisture staying to the south. some of it trying to make its way in. that is why we could see a few sprinkles here. a as we get into our monday at
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4:00 p.m. we will see some rain. tomorrow take the umbrella. you will need it. tuesday even more rain coming our way. so we will have a bit of the cloudy start to the week but today it will be cloud and wind that we will be dealing will with. not too bad. little chilly. make sure you bundle will up and stay warm. good morning, kutztown. the look at that, sunnies coming up. beautiful. 50 degrees. gorgeous. that is a heavenly looking sky there. forty-eight in mount pocono. reading 45. wildwood at 66. little will warmer for that. that wind is picking up in philadelphia about 12 miles an hour. wilmington up to 4 miles an hour. part of the problem with that wind as it starts to push water. so we are under a coastal flood advisory for our coastal communities, areas in green until 1:00 a.m. monday morning. be on the look out for that today. we have dodged a little bit of the bull tote day as far as rain is concern. breezy, cloudy, high of seven 56789 it will be cool out there. few sprinkles possible. tonight the mostly cloudy and cool, that wind will be out of the east and as we look at our seven day forecast it is an
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interesting ride. we will get through weekend, a few showers, we will warm up, look at that 80-degree high on tuesday. but then thursday a high of just 69 degrees. meisha, it is fall, we are riding a a rother coaster. >> it feels like fall and for some people that is a i good thing. outside we have an accident on the shoulder blue route northbound at the schuylkill where we have that closure on the the schuylkill but it is pulled off to the shoulder there. it will not cause too many slow downs. these road closures until monday, you can go through them, we have been covering them all week long a lot have of you are familiar with these. and take a quick glance between those as well. the new jersey closures until around noon time on monday, read through these as well. these are also on the roads i have been tweeting out all weekend long. take a peak at those also. and then the pope is at the seminary meeting with bishops at saint martin's chapel at 9:30 a.m. because of that city avenue is closed. lancaster avenue to belmont avenue until late afternoon for those wondering what that was last time, i put that up.
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traffic box within the green lines a reminder that the red zone is where you have to go through metal detectors from the art museum area to 12th street. nicole, back over to you. >> meisha, thank you. we will be right back to get you ready for the eagles to day up north in new jersey to take on the jets, of course, but first more from last night's festival of family, and sister sledge. lets take a listen. >> ♪ we are family, i got all my sisters with me ♪
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i've got a team that's got my back. that's how we roll. cigna healthspring. together, all the way. that's a fact. but this whole "blondes have more fun" thing... ♪ standing by for fun. ♪ in sports, the eagles put a record on the line, they have never, ever lost to the jets, let's hope they keep that one going. the the jets are one-zero and bird are zero and two. we shall see. sports reporter leslie van arsdal show eagles wanting to get back on track in north injuries think afternoon. >> jets will be a tough test for eagles, they are a team that forced a league high ten turnovers in two games and allowed a league low 17 points. going into sunday, what is the mind set. >> we cannot back down and lose confidence in what we are doing or what our system is. we all believe in it.
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>> we are not doing nothing different. we are continuing to work. if we can we will see football bounces our way. >> reporter: key to beating the jets, blocking better in the running game and creating actual holes. ground game has been bad, a total of 70 yards, the the worst in the league. >> you need to continue to try to string a couple first downs together to stay on the field. when you do that, that is a byproduct of getting able to start to go fast. kind of like you are in a car and you can only go so far because is there a stop light 20-yard down the the road. you cannot go 60 miles an hour because you will stop real quick. >> reporter: leslie van arsdal, "eyewitness sports". phillies and nationals last night playing some extra innings here, two out in the 12th, a pop up, but darren ruf cannot make the catch. jonathan pap one. >> bryce harper makes phillies
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play, rbi double end that ballgame two-one nationals. phillies and nationals again this have afternoon, in d.c. that is it for "eyewitness news" at 6:00. here's what we have at 7:00. we will have more live coverage from the ben franklin parkway as we begin day two of the pope's visit to philadelphia as we go to break a look at the the fire works over the fire works. let's call them pep works. lets take a listen.
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